Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - Medium 10-15' over a 10 year period. Cut-leaved varieties typically slower.Mature Height - 8-25', a great variation in this species due to large # of cultivars.Mature Width - 8-25'Longevity -
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Small red to purple, arching pendulous flowers in May-June. Emerges with new leaves of season.Fruit - Dry red samara fruit .50-.75" long, wings .25-37". Ripens September- October.Leaf - Fall Color - Fall color is variable: yellow, bronze, orange, purple and red.Bark - Young stems very green to polished reddish-purple and red, older stems are graycast.Other Features - Due to the tremendous number of cultivars research of each cultivar is required. Cut-leaved varieties are popular. Often grown to a shrubby habit with contorted and twisted branches.Possible Use - Season Of Interest -
Culture and Care: Care Requirements - Prefers acidic, well-drained, moist, high organic matter soil.Native Habitat - Zones 5-7(8), Japan, China and Korea. introduced to England in 1820.Diseases and Insects - Few serious pests. A canker on young propagates caused by Colletotrichum acutatum.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- Other plants with the common name Maple.- Other plants of the family Aceraceae.- Other plants of the genus Acer.- Other plants of the species Acer palmatum.